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Broncos Release WR Lil'Jordan Humphrey

Humphrey is likely to resurface on the practice squad.

The Denver Broncos enacted a bit of roster math prior to Thursday's matchup at Kansas City, subtracting a wide receiver for the potential addition of a tight end.

On Wednesday, the Broncos announced the release of WR Lil'Jordan Humphrey, whom the team hopes will resurface via the practice squad following its Week 6 contest.

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A favorite of head coach Sean Payton from their stint with the Saints, Humphrey was signed in March and released during final cuts in August. He landed on the practice squad, from which he was elevated after the season opener.

Humphrey (6-4, 225) appeared in all five Broncos games to date, catching four passes for 26 yards and a touchdown across 97 offensive snaps.

“He’s smart, he’s tough and he’s got strong hands," Payton said on Sept. 13. "He can block, so he is a physical receiver. There is a size element to what he does. He operates pretty well in tight quarters. We don’t put him out wide all of the time. We’ll usually have him in the slot. We can move him around, but you know exactly what you are getting."

Humphrey's departure leaves the Broncos with only four receivers on the active roster: Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Marvin Mims, and Brandon Johnson.

His exit also paves the way for the return of TE Greg Dulcich, who hasn't played since Week 1 due to a hamstring issue. Dulcich was designated to come off injured reserve on Tuesday and practiced in full Wednesday. He's officially listed as questionable but could be activated to the 53 in time for the Chiefs tilt.


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